Posts Tagged ‘this date’

The Great Reformer Martin Luther preached his final sermon  2/14/1546  at Eisleben, Germany.   It was from Mat 11.28 (which in English reads) “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

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ON-this-DATE   (on a lighter side 🙂 )

5/18/1830, One named Edwin Budding

(in England) on this date signed an agreement

for the manufacture of his new invention

– the lawn mower.  

One wit said “Saturdays are destroyed forever.”

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5/17/1844 Julius Wellhausen was born.  He became a “German biblical scholar.”  He published (1878) History of Israel in which he argued the JEDP Hypothesis (type of religious evolution), claiming Pentateuch had four sources, thus weakening the Bible.


5/17/1881 The Revised Version (EV or ERV) of the New Testament was first published (England). The committee that produced this mis-translation was influenced significantly by two charactors named Westcott and Hort – fellows Henry Morris, Ph.D. (founder, Insititute for Creation Research) wrote “both denied Biblical inerrancy and promoted spiritism and racism.”

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4/28 Martin Luther 1521 is said to have written

in a letter:


“The authority of Scripture is greater


than the comprehension of the whole


of man’s reason.”

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4/24, 1944, In United States v. Ballard


the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no


governmental agency can determine


“the truth or falsity of the beliefs or


doctrines” of anyone.

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4/19, Charles Darwin, died 1882, Down House. (Is this a propheticly-related name for the end of this man?)  “Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a phantasy.” – Charles Darwin, Life and Letters, 1887, Vol. 2, p. 229.

(endnote as quoted on Animals that Defy Evolution Part III).

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Never do anything I would not want to be doing the last hour of my life.


Nothing puts a man so far from the devil’s reach as humility.


Colonial clergyman Jonathan Edwards (age 23) married Sarah Pierpont (age 16) this date, 7/20/1726.  They were married over 30 years – married until his death in 1758.  (his wife only out-lived him six months, dying at only 48).

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